Bob Beacham

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob Beacham has always had a fascination for all things mechanical and received an engineering degree from Aylesbury College in the UK. During his 35-year career, he has worked on everything from automotive components to oil rigs. On weekends you will often find him tinkering with a car or motorcycle. He’s also a DIY enthusiast, and with a great deal of help from his wife has completely renovated two derelict buildings, turning them into comfortable homes. He now splits his time between contract work and writing articles that share his practical experience. He may be the last person on earth who isn’t on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin.

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MAY 25, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best 50-Gallon Gas Water Heaters of 2022

A 50-gallon water heater is usually the recommended size for houses with one to three bathrooms and families of three to six people. Millions of homes fall into this category, so the 50-g...

MAY 18, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Metal-Cutting Saws of 2022

Sawing through metal by hand is hard work! A hacksaw can tackle occasional small jobs, but for larger pieces or if you cut metal on a regular basis, a power tool is the more sensible solu...

APRIL 25, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Milwaukee Drills of 2022

Milwaukee is a name that always features prominently in independent reviews of leading drill manufacturers. The company has a tremendous reputation for high-quality construction, competit...

APRIL 25, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best DeWalt Miter Saws of 2022

Miter saws are, by far, the most popular cutting tool for residential jobsite use, and they’re also a versatile tool for a home workshop. DeWalt is widely recognized as a manufacturer of ...

APRIL 20, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Welding Helmets of 2022

Regardless of the welding process being used, or the welder’s skill, a proper safety helmet must always be worn. No exceptions. Not doing so could result in serious burns and temporary or...

APRIL 8, 2022 | FRIDAY
How to Cut Screws: 5 Easy and Effective Methods

If a screw head becomes damaged, it can be very difficult to remove. Sometimes cutting a fastener’s head off is the only workable solution, and often cutting screws and other fasteners is...

APRIL 1, 2022 | FRIDAY
Chop Saw vs. Miter Saw: What’s the Difference Between These Cutting Tools? 

It’s not unusual for miter and chop saws to get mixed up. The fact that miter saws are sometimes mistakenly called chop saws doesn’t help. At a glance they have a lot in common. For examp...

MARCH 31, 2022 | THURSDAY
11 Porch Swing Plans for Building the Ultimate Outdoor Siesta Spot

A porch swing is a great place to relax on a balmy evening while sipping something cool and refreshing—what’s not to love? Even if you don’t have a porch, you can still create a similar v...

MARCH 31, 2022 | THURSDAY
How to Organize a Tool Box Like a Pro

Whether you’re a keen DIYer or a pro, there’s little more frustrating than being unable to find the right tool when you need it. Digging through a disorganized pile of wrenches, hammers, ...

MARCH 31, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Welders for Beginners of 2022

Welding can be used to fix auto bodywork, repair a gate, make an Art Deco chair, or create a garden sculpture. It can be a fascinating hobby or a full-time career. Skilled welders are alw...